Friday, July 3, 2009

Feathered Fireworks

I was on a trip to the ocean, when I started doodling this odd picture of a family of birds with fireworks in their tail feathers. As the days progressed, the drawing became more and more detailed, and I fell in love with the babies who seem to be enjoying their spectacular swim.


Terry said...

Howdy Beth
Oh my this is so beautiful.
It made me think of reading Water Babies as a child by Charles kingsly .
I don't know why but it did and I smiled and felt all happy and giggly on the inside .
Wonderful atrwork for the 4th of July .
I think the title is so perfect.
I like the way it sounds when you say it out loud Feathered Fireworks :)
Thank you for bringing joy into my life today.
Blessings of happiness to you .
Have a very special 4th of July.
Happy Trails


This is so cool, I love your drawings - such imagination and talent. Have fun on the 4th !
Hope it's a special celebration for YOU Beth !!

Catherine said...

These little birds (and the big one!) are so adorable! And their lovely fireworks tails are so perfect...I'm actually listening to firecrackers right this minute! (grin) So glad these little cuties can celebrate also! Your imagination never ceases to amaze me....

~Cheryl said...

What a fine family! It's hard to stop looking at all de-tails and adorable expressions!

Clytie said...

A perfect family of feathered fireworks to take along to the 4th of July celebrations! I hope they (and you!) have a great day.

Jessica Cangiano said...

So sweetly charming! They are like a delightful cross between swans and peacocks.

Thank you very much for your lovely comment on my blog, it's wonderful to make your acquaintance :)

Wishing you marvelous 4th of July!
♥ Jessica

Woman in a Window said...

I love that the babies are such extensions of the mother. Very visually smart.

animaegirl said...

Wow Beth! My fingers are cramping up just looking at this one :-D

I love your details in the curly feathers.